So you have a lot of art supplies and not a lot of space? Me too. Even if I had my old studio back which was a large room with a wall of drawers, still, that place had to be organized. Currently I have a small corner in my room and I make it work. I love to be organized, it keeps me sane. Here are my tips to keep everything you have organized and your sanity in check.
I like to explain the feelings of depression with a sailboat story.
I wished I would have had access to an art teacher to help me learn certain skills and overcome my art obstacles. I never had this opportunity. I used books, classes, and courses...but I never had the individual attention that would have accelerated my learning
This time of year I love to look back and learn from the previous year, and then move forward and make some resolutions for the new year. To me it's like a fresh, new canvas. Making resolutions is the easy part for me, but following through is the hard part. For example, last year I started out with a schedule so I could make better use of my time and by week two my schedule was lost somewhere. And I really didn't care to find it. That's the truth.
Why didn't it work out? It didn't work out because I hadn't made keeping a schedule a habit. Habits are the things we do that don't require much thought. Like our routines. Habits are actually a part of everyone's brain. They are the things our brain hold onto and are hard to change. If our brain has to concentrate on everything ALL of the time, it gets tired, so our brain makes everday things into habits. Habits are rewarding, even if they are bad for us, and that is why our brains hold onto them so tightly. They calm us. Satisfy us. Make us feel happy, and make life less complicated.
I am sure you have all heard and maybe even said, "practice makes perfect." Look, I understand that there is motivation behind these words, but guess what, practice does not make perfect, it makes progress.
Let's be real, have you ever heard yourself say, "I don't have the time," "I am not good enough," or "I would love to, but it costs too much" when it comes to art? If you have, I want you to know you're not alone and your excuses are legit.